Spoiler alert: my musings kill good stories and eliminate fun puzzles

Allan Krill

What is the actual goal of professional paleoanthropologists? Do they want to answer our major questions about early humans? Not really. That would reduce our interest in their work and expertise, and stop the funding of their projects.

They want to increase our interest by telling fascinating stories and increasing the number and complexity of puzzles. They work on their own puzzles, and solve some of them, which allows them to compete and show their abilities.

What they don’t want is for an outsider to kill their good stories and solve the major puzzles without them. That’s what I think I’m doing at Paleohuman.com and Anthropogeny.net.

As long as they ignore my musings, I will be able to continue my projects without distractions.